Federal Grant Assistance
NRPC assists our communities navigating the federal transportation grant application process.
Projects submitted by 9 New Hampshire cities and towns have been selected to receive a total
of $5.7 million in funding from the NHDOT’s 2018 Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) selection
round. TAP provides funding for alternative transportation projects, such as on-and off-road pedestrian
and bicycle facilities, rail trail improvements, and safe routes to school projects.
A total of 38 applications were submitted for TAP funds totaling $22.6 million federal dollars.
Criteria for scoring by the New Hampshire TAP Scoring Committee included safety, potential for success,
connectivity, and socioeconomic benefits.
Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality
The Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) program provides federal funds to support the implementation of projects that reduce traffic congestion and improve air quality in areas not meeting federally mandated air quality standards. Projects require a non-federal match of 20%. Types of projects eligible for funding under the CMAQ program category include: transit projects; transportation demand management (TDM) programs; intersection and signal improvements projects that reduce traffic delays; alternative fuel projects, bike and pedestrian facilities and other initiatives that reduce emissions of air pollutants. NHDOT provides a full list of eligible projects.
The Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) provides funding for programs and projects defined as transportation alternatives, including on- and off-road pedestrian and bicycle facilities, infrastructure projects for improving non-driver access to public transportation and enhanced mobility, community improvement activities, and environmental mitigation; recreational trail program projects; safe routes to school projects; and projects for planning, designing, or constructing boulevards and other roadways largely in the right-of-way of former Interstate System routes or other divided highways.
2018 TAP Applications